28 November, 2020

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No Ruler Or Ex-Ruler Can Be Given Immunity From The Law

By R.M.B Senanayake

R.M.B. Senanayake

R.M.B. Senanayake

This is the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta of 1215.For the first time in history a King had to agree to be subject to law and to rule according to the law and not according to his fancy. King John tried to renege on the Agreement and consulted the Poe. The Pope said as he had signed under duress he was not bound to honor it. But the King could not back out without the risk of civil war.

The Magna Carta inspired political thinkers and freedom fighters in the West including the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution. The Rule of Law is now firmly established in the West. But not so in our country. President Mahinda and his Ministers and even the Provincial Ministers considered themselves above the law and indulged in violation even of the criminal law; but the Police overlooked these flagrant violations of the law. They failed to arrest them, produce them in Court or even investigate their offences. They did so because of the President’s influence over them. He even took the Attorney General’s Department under his direct control and his brother Gotabaya controlled the Police. So the Rule of Law disappeared and the applicability of the law came to be confined only

Mahinda GotaThe new President in his election campaign exposed these violations and the corruption and promised to bring changes to the Executive Presidency at a minimum and even abolish it. But we hear there are discussion with the ex-President and other MPs who have pledged support to the new Government. They seem to be wanting an assurance that they will not be prosecuted for their offences of corruption and violations of the law. Does the President have the power to grant such immunity from the Law? No, he has no power to do and if he gives any such promises they are null and void. The new Government must allow those in charge of enforcing the law to do so without interference. Otherwise they will be committing the same wrongful practices and the pledge to introduce good governance becomes an empty promise. It is not a question of taking revenge as wrongly assumed by some. No, justice requires that all people should be treated the same way by the Law and to let off any offenders who have committed offences is not just. Whether the offences are against the domestic law or the International Law no person who has committed an offence should be excused. Even the pledge at the election campaign not to allow those who have violated the laws of war is not justifiable. When Members signed the various Declarations they accepted the legal obligation to comply with them. This participation and the assumption of legal obligations by states have been voluntary. The treaty rights generate corresponding legal duties upon state actors, to protect against, prevent, and remedy human rights violations. The treaty system definitively establishes the limitations on sovereignty, the validity of international supervision and accountability” Ref “The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Universality at the Crossroads” Professor Anne F. Bayefsky April 2001. Aren’t we obliged to comply with the Un Human Rights Commission? Can the President negate such an obligation? Will a lawyer who has studied International Law please clarify?

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    Mr.Senanayake, one does not need a lawyer of international REPUTE to clarify your questions. Your article says for itself what is required to do. Whatever has happened before here and internationally, after the 8th of January in Sri Lanka, all the way it is peoples power that will go through all the obstacles that are being thrown on the path of the new PRESIDENT AND THE NEW GOVERNMENT. With the JHU and JVP behind them the government will see to it that the perpertrators of all crime will be taken to task LEGALLY and dealt with. Or else they will lose credibility at the next general elections.

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      @Mr ..Senanayake ‘Magna Carta’ you say.. Its very nice window dressing.. But you should first take your arguments to the West such as the USA.. WHo we all can agree are the biggest Human rights Abusres in the World.. If You have been to Vietnam.. You can see babies still been born with defects due to their chemical and Iraq Faluja.. I saw a baby with with two heads.. Because the USA for 3 years used chemicals there.. and the Oceans of Blood they spilled.. Its first good you say this to the Nuclear armed states

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        moron ;

        Mr senanayake is taking about Sri Lankan political arena,
        the idiots must understand that first.
        when we become a world power with Ma Ra ya Jarapassa, we will take USA, China, Russia to task.

        Then you can Ask MaRa ya to appoint you to UN as “cheap rep” like educated fool Pee risk.
        first we must clean our turf, our home from jarapassa’s viruses.
        After, we will see to others wounds.
        Any way MS should get FBI to get jarapassa clan to try in Sri Lanka, for the Crimes they have done in Sri Lanka Or Liquidate them in USA like Israel did to Nazis !!!!.

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          What an ‘intelligent’ response to Malaka. You certainly are no respector of the law. RMBS was referring to the Magna Carta and it’s applicability and relevance today, even though we have come long way since 1215.

          A US legal eagle (now a professor of law) it was who pronounced that the President cannot do wrong by virtue of being the President, when he ‘legitimised’ torture of the Muslim prisoners picked up at random in Afghanistan, Iraq etc. We therefore have stood the Magna Carta on it’s head, and the President has total immunity from the law. Criminal behaviour by US soldiers in foreign lands where they are based are also NOT subject to the local laws, and it was this that created some difficulty recently in Afghanistan, where the US-sponsored President Kharzai refused to grant them this privilege till a new president, more pliant to US demands did so.

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          @Julie Amera.. RE you comment..
          ITS NICE TO SEE THEY HAVE LET YOU OUT FOR THE DAY TO READ ‘Mr ..Senanayake AND HIS ‘Magna Carta’ ASSEMENT. sTILL ENJOY THE DAY TRIP..before the people in the white coats come to take you back

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          MR would Love to have FBI’s ( Female Body Inspectors) :P but he cant have em no more.. He aint NO king..no more..

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        Oh Malaka, Malaka. According to your argument, if your neighbour coveted your wife, you have the right to covet his. I recall another Malaka, who went off the rocker in nightclubs and molested innocent women, on the strength of him being the son of a minister and thus above the law. I hope you are not him.

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          @Sylvia Haik .. WHat is Sri Lanka? A small Nation in the world. If SUch Nations Such as the USA are not held and checked to standards of the ‘Magna carta’ YOU WONT Have a neighbourhood let alone a wife left to TRY and PROVE a POINT to me Or OTHERS…

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          @ Sylvia Haik …My Point the ‘Magna carta’ which originated from the west and today is said to be ‘western civilisation’ just pointing out a few facts how the west in general and USA in paticular have upheld those principles;;;When asked form mr mahatma gandhi What Do You Think of Western Civilization? “I Think It Would Be a Good Idea” a brilliantly acerbic remark..

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          HE the Malaka the dumb playboy assaulted an Irish Coupkle a few weeks before the elections. He was jailed and his dad sought the help of MR, this tim MR was in hot waters already so he couldnt help Malaka, who as of now is in jail. The reason VERMIN was stripped of the Organizer of Kelaniya happened coz of this, then Vermin didnt work for MR, he may try to join MS… NO CHANCE !

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            Mey edward.. It was scottish and not Irish I assulted. Please get facts correct.. No leaks these are News facts BRAIN BOX

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          HE the Malaka the dumb playboy assaulted an Irish Couple a few weeks before the elections. He was jailed and his dad sought the help of MR, this time MR was in hot waters already so he couldnt help Malaka, who as of now is in jail. The reason VERMIN was stripped of the Organizer of Kelaniya happened coz of this, then Vermin didnt work for MR, he may try to join MS… NO CHANCE !

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      The first act of the new president was in breach of the Supreme Law of the land, in breach of the constitution. The appointment of a person who did not command the confidence of the house

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      R.M.B Senanayake –

      RE: No Ruler Or Ex-Ruler Can Be Given Immunity From The Law

      Thank you.

      “This is the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta of 1215.For the first time in history a King had to agree to be subject to law and to rule according to the law and not according to his fancy.”

      Did “Our King” Medamulana Mahinda Rajapaksa, ( Dutugamunu II) agree to be subject to law?

      As long as it fits his needs.

      If not change it, have a coup, if he can get away with it..

      “The Magna Carta inspired political thinkers and freedom fighters in the West including the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution”

      Common Sense (pamphlet)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_%28pamphlet%29

      Yes, the Medamulana MaRas ignored the Rule of Law.

      Louis XVI of France (Medamulana MaRa- Dutugamunu II of Sri Lanka)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XVI_of_France

      “The ensuing debt and financial crisis contributed to the unpopularity of the Ancien Régime which culminated at the Estates-General of 1789. Discontent among the members of France’s middle and lower classes resulted in strengthened opposition to the French aristocracy and to the absolute monarchy, of which Louis and his wife, queen Marie Antoinette, were viewed as representatives. In 1789, the storming of the Bastille during riots in Paris marked the beginning of the French Revolution.”

      The ensuing corruption, family dictatorship, cronyism. debt and financial crisis contributed to the unpopularity of the Medamulans Mahinda Rajapaksa Régime which culminated at the Presidential Election of 2015. Discontent among the members of Sri Lank’s middle and lower classes, Ethnic and Religious Groups resulted in strengthened Common opposition to the Medamulana Rajapaksa Dictatorship and Family Corruption, and to the absolute power of the family and their henchmen, of which Mahinda, His brothers, his sons and his wife were viewed as representatives. In 2015, the Presidential Elections and the defeat of the Despotic Mahinda Rajapaksa Family Dynasty marked the beginning of Sri Lanka’s Common (Sense) Democratic Revolution, after the 30-year Civil War

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    Many will agree with you but we need to wait with paitience since just a week is a gone with the new govt. All the currption investigations must not fall on the line of revenge – but should be carried out to the manner that it should be equal to any srilanken. And all the amds to get passed, you need to seek the majoritarian vote of the house. All these should be closely considered before jumping on to do anything related to the prosecution issues. Alone the incompleteness of vehicle pool that the former president used hint how corrupted his administration had been. More to be come on the day mini budget will have to be discussed in the parliament – on the 29th of the month. Telling and showing otherway around, President Rajapakshes had been cheating the nation to stay in power will be made to the nation soon. His political collapse was not what he ever thought to believe – since the man is overwelmed by astrological predictions and hearsays passed to him by all the uneducated, uncultured bunch supported him being stood to next.

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    You may have to build new prisons to accommodate politicians at all levels.

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      Since they are also lankens, we need to pass the issue to Sajith premadasa- he is the man to build housing for the nation.

      People will have to wait until all justice is made against HORA and his bunch in the future. Had there been a powerful opposition this would not have become to this levels. It was also the failure of combined opposition rulers to go beyond all ethical and moral margins.

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    This means that about 80 million Sinhalese (those who voted for MR) are living 800 years behind time.

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    Just immunity? They always thought they were above the law! A Deputy Minister not only slaps a police officer for issuing an infringement ticket for speeding, but also organises fire bombing of his car. A news item caught my eye this morning was the accusation by Yasara Abeynayake against Yoshitha Rajapaksa. She states that her ex-boy friend Yoshitha organised a ‘street accident’ to kill Wasim Thajudeen. It seems, Yoshitha suspected that Wasim Thajudeen had an affair with his girl friend. And, dying was a fitting punishment for mentioning a particular birth mark in Yasara’s body!

    Now, I wonder how many other accidents happened this way! I never believed Sripathi Suriyaarachchi’s death was a real accident. He was supposed to be someone who had a lot of secrets about Rajapaksas, particularly about the conversations with LTTE’s Emil Kanthan.

    By the way, I am not sure how genuine Yasara is. Her point is that she would be in danger if she were to be called back by the new government from her posting in the Sri Lankan High Commission in Australia. Her intention may be to claim a protection visa in Australia, or at least to be in the good books of ‘anti-Rajapaksa group’ in the government and to continue in the job. When she was asked questions about Wasim Thaudeen after his death, she said she does not know Wasim and never met him. When she went to Australia, she talked a lot about herself and ‘her fashion’.

    Talking about her position of the Deputy Consul General at the Sri Lankan Consulate in Sydney, she spoke about the importance of fashion when representing Sri Lanka diplomatically. Featuring in the Style Profile section of the Daily Mirror, she commented on the importance of fashion when representing Sri Lanka diplomatically while stating that she channels Coco Chanel’s rule of simplicity in making her fashion choices!

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      Yassara [Edited out]

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    The sudden show of support to the New President from MPP who were supposed to be loyal to the defeated candidate is a classic example of rats swimming away from a sinking ship.But,this show of loyalty is false.These MPP.MOST PROBABLY HAVE SKELETONS IN THEIR CUPBOARDS! Corrupt and shady deals cannot be compromised with show of Loyalty.The Peoples verdict amongst other issues was for Good Governance.As such this is non negotiable.

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    MR has been around there for about 45 years in direct politics.He knows very well how to play the game(at least he things so).Now his game plan is not only to avoid investigations on corruption but also to come back to the office as executive Prime minister in three months time.

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      MRs henchmen are very active even now – if this web news is true:-
      “The president fell for the trap set by our boss. This is not the time to attack. Kiss the hand first and then stab. We will return to Maithri what he had given our president. After the meeting, the boss spoke to me. He told me to be patient. He will handle the game beautifully,” so said Hambantota mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando alias pistol mayor publicly at a leading casino in Colombo on the night of January 14. He was describing to his friends the meeting between president Maithripala Sirisena and his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa at the speaker’s official residence at Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte earlier in the day.

      The servant of the Rajapaksa went on to say very confidently about the future plans of his master, “Our boss tried mostly to save Namal and other babies. The boss will not care about persons like Gamini Senarath. Basil boss left because he knows our boss. By playing whatever game, boss will gain power again. Then, no Muslim will be spared. They and the Tamils ruined the boss.”

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        where did you get all these from ?

        I wish the current regime will address the following issues

        a) At the time, UNPers were on a fact finding mission to Hamba and tangalle, they were brutall attacked by a group of thugs – are still scot free move on with Raja s agendas – as TV screens revealed tothe watchers, among those thugs there were brutal men that attacked by all filthy and abusive manner to Ajith Perera, Erang Wickramratne and the visiting – even physically assualted them there. Former President did not even take all these serious – just named it as – they just had to behave so since the visiting UNPrs wanted to destroy all what MR has built for Hambantota.
        Toy pistol man and the goons should be brought before the courts and be given all the hard punsihiments going through prevailing laws.

        b)In the same kind of fact finding mission carried out by UNPers to Petrolium co. – they were attacked as no times in the past. All these men and women should be investigated and punished accordingly. That can then work on the new men and women to learn and behave well

        c) Not forgetting Baratha murder: I have the feeling as a man went mad knowing all the crimes will reverberate on him – that Duminda the Kudu man from Kollonawa went to campaigning for MR last few weeks. He was the one among the few who came froward to hold speeches with the Rajaapskehs. State funds wer abused by them to a manner as not seen before for their donations. All these should be investigated
        not forgetting the DOCTORED medical source daata that BMJ called was a medical wonder – … all these were handled by President and Rajapakshes for their political survivial should be given throurough attention and be punished Duminda putting him jail for the rest of life.

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    “President Mahinda and his Ministers and even the Provincial Ministers considered themselves above the law and indulged in violation even of the criminal law; “

    Not only President Mahinda and his Ministers and even the Provincial Ministers considered themselves above the law and indulged in violation even of the criminal law; But also the International Organisations along with the corrupted locals openly violated the law. What actions can be taken for that?

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      R.M.B Senanayake As you’ve said, not only the President, his ministers and the provincial ministers considered themselves above the law, their offsprings too took up the cudgel and went on the rampage, raping, molesting and throwing their weight about with impunity, E.g. Malaka, Namal and Mervyn Silva’s son etc. whose name escapes me.

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        LOL.. Malaka is Vermin Silva’s son. but he is now in prison for assaulting an Irish Couple. His dad tried to get him out via the help of MR, too bad he couldnt coz MR was himself in hot waters… at the time.

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    I agree that no President has the power to pardon any crime unless the offender confesses in court and is sentenced by the court or is tried and sentenced by the court. Presidential pardon is a prerogative exercisable only after conviction for an offence. Any agreement not to prosecute made by the President is beyond his powers and therefore invalid. If MS is to restore the rule of law, he should not participate in any such fraud against the people. He must allow the law to take its course. He must keep out of any police investigation of any complaint filed against members of the former government.

    MS does have the taint of at the least being a passive and knowing complicity in many of the misdeeds of the former government. There is a notion of cabinet responsibility and the concept of abetment under the criminal law does include passive participation. He does carry a taint. In that context, it is best that he avoids any engagement in any effort to let MR and his cronies escape investigation of any crimes. A persecution, as in the case of Sarath Fonseka, should not be attempted. MR’s support base, which is still strong, will not accept it. But, investigation of alleged crimes, trial before independent courts and possible convictions are normal processes that will be open and acceptable.

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    Article 35 of the Constitution states as follows.

    While any person holds office as President, no proceedings shall he instituted or continued against him in any court or tribunal in respect of anything done or omitted to be done by him either in his official or private capacity.

    This violate Article 12 (1) which states that all persons are equal before the law and are entitled to the equal protection of the law.

    So how come the Executive President be granted special treatment for all wilful abused committed. As writer correctly say any person who held the office of the Executive President, shall be prosecuted for all crimes committed with law shall be amended and applied with retrospective effect. Let CBK also go to jail for the serious wrongdoings she committed.

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      Looks like copy from Indian constitution which is also same bullshit.

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    With the elections just ahead both Maithree and Ranil are down on their knees before king Mahinda begging him not to get the crowds onto the street triggering a sri lankan spring that will see bullets rather than ballots establish the rule. Mao fully backs Mahinda with his position that all power flows from the barrel of a gun.

    The majority of Sinhala Buddhists support King Mahinda and his violent and brutal regime.

    “Who is Magna Carta” brays the great horned got the goat as it kills and kills and kills.

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    Mr Senanayake,

    I am in full agreement on “No Ruler Or Ex-Ruler Can Be Given Immunity From The Law”.

    Look Back to Move Forward: Advice to the New Sri Lanka President
    Sri Lanka has a real chance to move on from its troubled past.
    By Jared Genser January 15, 2015 http://thediplomat.com/2015/01/look-back-to-move-forward-advice-to-the-new-sri-lanka-president/

    “If he is at all concerned with human rights, Maithripala Sirisena’s first priority must be to address the failings of his predecessor in respect to the conflict. Unfortunately, this looks unlikely. Sirisena has offered no messages of support to the Tamil and Muslim populations and has made it clear that he has no intention of seeing justice done for the crimes alleged to have been committed by the government and its forces at the end of the war. He has issued statements indicating his complicity in burying Sri Lanka’s troublesome recent history. Like Rajapaksa, Sirisena too has given a cold shoulder to the UN investigation. And most concerning, he has said that he will not allow the prosecution of any political leader or senior military commanders for war crimes.

    If Sirisena is to make a change, he can start by leveraging the hopefulness and eagerness for change that surrounds his election by reconsidering his stance on the UN investigation, and turning around his policy on political and military immunity. As he establishes his administration, he can also make conscientious choices about who to share his power with. Right now, Sri Lanka has a chance for unprecedented change, but it rests in Sirisena’s hands.”

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    Law should do it work. Police shoud do their duty. Judges should give unbiased honest judgement. Mahinda lawfully or unlawfully punished ex military commander and removed the civil rights of Chandrika and removed ex chief justice from her post. There were number of journalists were killed or threatened or punished without proper investigation. They should be punished. The law and justice should do its work without bias. The same way the murder of Lasantha, and many other parliamentarians or even the murder of Pirabaharan son and the murder of those who surrendred at the end of war should be investigated and punished. The law should apply to all whether it is Sinhala or Tamil or Muslim.
    Will that happen?

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    I agree with Malaka that the Big Five Powers (and Israel ) have used heir veto power to evade responsibility for human rights violations.But as Teilhard De Chardin has written the next stage of evolution is social or spiritual evolution. The Big Powers veto has to be abolished. I think the world is undergoing a change and the Big Powers will not be able to evade their responsibility for ever.

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      Yes Big powers do that on small nations internationally but big powers don’t do within their borders. The small power nations do it within the borders. That is the difference between Big Nations and Small nations. Sri Lanka is a small power where Sinhalese hold their power to evade responsibility for human right violations on Tamils and Muslims. Don’t bother too much about big powers. Why can’t you concentrate of human rights violations within your boundary. Don’t justify your wrong with some one elses wrong. You are justifying killing of your son yourself.

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      Interesting that you should think so. This is understood at the top. On the streets violence rules, even in the USA.

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    It is very easy to talk about the Law and how it should apply equally to all, but in practice does this happen anywhere?

    In which nation have over a hundred political prisoners been held for around 13 years, without being charged?

    Sri Lanka? No, the USA.

    NB These prisoners have deliberately been held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba so that they are not technically subject to US law. Clever huh?

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      Paul,
      You forget the hundreds of alleged ex-LTTE members who are being held in secret prison camps incommunicado under the PTA and having their imprisonment extended every three months – so far, by the Defence Secretary who has fled sri lanka, with the most important LTTE member KP.

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        Justice, I hadn’t forgotten the many civilians held under the PTA here. I was just pointing out the impossiblity of having Laws applying to everyone equally (and of course the hypocrisy of Obama).

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      Not sure why you folks compare with USA for every wrong things being done in Sri Lanka, not other countries- countries like China or Russia that MR had a good relationship with. While MR running down USA and the West, giving a bad impression for us, Sri Lankans, his siblings are living like one feet is in here and other is there. Gota couldn’t ran away to his final destination as he criticized it badly, as he could not see the voter-tornado brewing. Otherwise, he would have staged a big manhunt in Colombo and arrested a good number of LTTEers, and even high jacked the media and etc. from election focus. Having these prisoners out side the USA says how much they respect the rule of law, although I know you may say it as duplicity. It is Guantanama we all know do we know what is happing in Moscow or Beijing or else. Did you aware a Tamil who went missing in late eighties were released from Tangalle Prison recently. Were there not 13 years but more than 25yrs, when he went Jaffna, his relative have had a pleasant surprise, because they thought he must have dead, and some had some uneasiness as they sold his properties etc. At least this kind of things to not hear from USA.

      MR R M B Senanayake- Couldn’t agree you more. You are dead right, the President has no right to grant immunity from any investigation, may be clemency when they serve their time. Also, the law and order enforcing agencies should look into these issues, not the President. The president has lot things to focus on, not these silly robberies, killings with impunity, drug smuggling, killing etc. At least Obama is not engaging himself to see whether the Little Bush can be given immune or not.

      What had happened under MR is he used these agencies as lap dogs, to get the wrong-doers knell down and keep on checkmate, never allowed to face the judiciary. MR himself said he has all the files so he could give them.

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        ‘Not sure why you folks compare with USA for every wrong things being done in Sri Lanka, not other countries- countries like China or Russia…’

        Because the USA is the bastion of freedom and democracy. China is a one-party state and Russia is not in the same league. So the USA is oftentimes the standard against which freedom is measured.

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          Your are right “USA is the bastion of freedom and democracy”. This is the very reason that you should not be referring this to SL. You are trying to do two wrongs make it one right. USA keeping prisoners in Guantanama to keep not its own citizens but is to detain the worst terrorists, and doing so it spends quite a lot in maintaining, why, just to comply with its law. What SL does it keeps its own citizen in prison over 25years, and the prisoner’s next kith and kin even didn’t know his where about. The 25 years time he wasted in prison is comparable to the time Nelson Mandela ( I know your impulse says I should not compare this guy to Nelson as he was a hero, yes, Nelson has been a hero) spent in jail, but this poor guys’s case more worse is Nelson faced the court and serve his sentence but this guys was simply detained. This has happened during the tenure of alternative GoSL. Not sure why they spare his live, seems to be someone would have sympathize with his plight.

          Coming back to USA, if you set the bench mark very high, it is very hard to achieve, it should be a step by step process. Should not be competing in Olympic before even qualify in the Asia regional meets. There are several countries to compare SL with and aspire to become in our region, hmm comes to my mind …countries like Philippines, its former President Marcos and his family is to compare to our ex-President. Or compare Iraq and its man, Sadam and his sons to our Ex Prez family. Some allege crime committed by MR sons killing a ruby player draw similar comparison to what Sadam’s son Uday did. I recall the torture the national soccer team players endured at Uday’s and his henchmen hands.

          You know when I not doing well in my studies my parents guide me through referring to the student who lives next door, not Albert Einstein. The examples being brought topics to make understanding easier and to guide the readers, but your example fails in those aspects- this is what I am highlighting. As matter of fact, I know USA is the bastion of freedom and democracy, and SL will never get there not just we don’t have the leaders of the caliber they have, but the citizens too. But, we can try improving, that will be a step in the right direction. We need a humble citizen as a leader to serve this country not a king who tries to divide( but not separation!) the country.

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    Wait a muinute guys.
    Europe is under seige right now.

    This is not the time to argue but to pray.
    SL is safe as Pope has prayed and met all leaders.

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